I’ve been extensively researching open source backup solutions with incremental / diff remote backups etc, and urbackup is definitely the best (apart from lack of at-rest encryption).
Apart from my system partition, and regular files, I also have a few VMs and a large veracrypt container.
What are the drawbacks in urBackup for backing up one huge “file” (container) as opposed to backing up its contents? Is it more or less as fast as the sector-by-sector whole system partition backup method?
I’ve tried other backup software in the past (like achronis) and its incremental backups of a somewhat active 500GB veracrypt container were very efficient (space wise, and indexing time was fine too).
What about if I try to “solve” the lack of at-rest encryption by doing something really dumb: Make a 2TB veracrypt volume to which I copy all my files, then tell urBackup to backup only this one 2TB “file”. How’d that work out for me?